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post #46 of 54 (permalink) Old 07-26-2012, 06:31 PM Thread Starter
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The UG I added to my tank last night are ALL EATEN. But I think the CBS were the culprits. I woke up this morning to see about 10 of them swarming around the plant remnants.
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post #47 of 54 (permalink) Old 07-27-2012, 03:18 AM Thread Starter
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Couple more shots for all you scud lovers, does it have claws? I still can't tell... note the compound eyes.




And here's a platy baby hunting them!

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I like this thread since it's dedicated to something that I hate. Keep the pics coming.
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Lol.

An easy way to "fish" out scuds is to drop in a piece of blanched veggie, wait 10 mins then take it out.

They're not quick like shrimp and usually can't all jump off. Caught maybe 40-50 scuds on a large piece of blanched eggplant this way last night.
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post #50 of 54 (permalink) Old 07-27-2012, 02:09 PM Thread Starter
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Last set of pics I'm posting, I'm waiving the white flag They win.


SCYTHE-like hooked claws!


More eggs!!


This one tried to attack me through the glass with a high pitched shriek!
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post #51 of 54 (permalink) Old 07-27-2012, 06:52 PM
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I have them in my shrimp tanks too, and I noticed they are eating the algae off the tank glass which is also what baby shrimps need to survive in the first few weeks....this might be why we are seeing less and less baby shrimps surviving to adult/juvie stages....the scuds are eating their supplies!

I have only ever seen the scuds jumping over the shrimps not actually trying to grab them etc...so this is why I think the populations are decreasing in our tanks...the scuds are eating machines and LOVE anything green!

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Chances that some scuds hooked a ride into my moss tank with the shrimp?

If all my moss disappears over a course of a week I'll be very angry :P

Fish Shrimp tanks are like cups of coffee, one is never enough.

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They don't eat my moss (fissidens).

And I don't think your moss tank water is clean enough for them to survive
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post #54 of 54 (permalink) Old 07-27-2012, 11:21 PM
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Hey hey, I switched my moss tank water to RO/DI water now as well :X! So any chance they coulda came in with the shrimp?

Fish Shrimp tanks are like cups of coffee, one is never enough.

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